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15 Surprising Things You Can Buy From Amazon

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By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist
When Amazon launched in 1995, it sold only books. Now the largest online retailer sells millions of products. In fact, you might wonder if there's anything Amazon doesn't sell.
It's no secret that the company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, wants Amazon to be an everything store. However, you might be surprised at some of the things the retailer sells. Here are 15 things you might not expect to find on Amazon -- but can.
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2. Furniture Assembly

You can actually hire someone through Amazon to help assemble furniture that you order from the online retailer -- or purchase anywhere. This is just one of the many services Amazon now offers in large cities, said Kristin Cook, managing editor of deal site Ben's Bargains.
"You can make an appointment for furniture assembly, house cleaning, yard work and more, and pay right from your Amazon account," she said.
Amazon claims to have picked the best service professionals for its Home Services marketplace, which was launched in March 2015 and is available in 25 cities. Prices for services vary. The benefit of Amazon Home Services is that you can see reviews of the professionals, all of which are required to be background-checked, insured and licensed.

4. Pre-Filled Communion Cups

If you can't make it to church, you can take communion at home thanks to Amazon. You can order 100 cups of juice for communion for about $22, James said. His grandmother actually orders these small, sealed cups of grape juice and uses them when she can't attend Sunday service. The Fellowship Cup package also includes communion wafers.

6. Pound of Fat Replica

Talk about a conversation piece or motivation to stick to a diet: You can order a replica of one pound of human body fat on Amazon for about $18.
"It literally weighs one pound and represents the way fat looks and feels in the human body," Chang said. "The visual aspect is enough to gross anyone out and keep you on the right diet track."
Actually, it's meant to be a visual aid for teachers. There are a variety of similar models and teaching tools on Amazon.

8. Restaurant Meals

You might have heard that Amazon delivers groceries in select cities through its AmazonFresh offering. Now the online retailer is venturing into delivering restaurant meals.
Amazon started delivering restaurant meals in Seattle in September 2015. Now Amazon Prime members in Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego and Seattle can get free one-hour delivery from select restaurants.

10. Customized Items

Amazon offers a surprising number of items that can be personalized with a company name, team name or your own name. Cook said. For example, she found T-shirts that could be personalized for just $10. This can be a good option for someone who wants to order just a small number of promotional items rather than making a bulk purchase, she said.

12. Coyote Urine

As strange of a product as it might seem, coyote urine actually is useful. James said it can be used as a natural repellent for raccoons or other small predators. And you can get 4 ounces of it for about $8 on Amazon.
"I used this last summer and it worked like a charm, or maybe the raccoon decided he didn't like the taste of my chickens," James said. "But in any case, he never came back."

14. Glow-in-the-Dark Toilet Paper

Hopefully, you already know that you can buy toilet paper on Amazon. It's one of the many products eligible for the retailer's Subscribe & Save feature that lets you save 15 percent when you schedule regular shipments of products. But Amazon's offerings aren't just limited run-of-the-mill white toilet paper.
Although it's not available for Subscribe & Save, you can buy glow-in-the-dark toilet paper. "At $9 a pop, it's not cheap, but it's definitely something to talk about," Chang said. You also can get toilet paper that looks like $100 bills and "Dump Trump" Donald Trump toilet paper.

15. Monk Delivery

Believe it or not, you can order a monk on Amazon if you live in Japan. Amazon Japan recently started providing monks to perform memorial services for about $300, Forbes reported.
The service has been criticized by the Japanese Buddhist Federation, but it comes at a price that's lower than what Japanese would pay to have a memorial service at a temple, according to Forbes.
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